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RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A burly and bitter Imperial IPA, Rampant pours a pure copper and carries the sheen of a rightly hopped beer. The Mosaic and Calypso hops bring stonefruit to the front seat, and the addition of Centennials nod towards citrus for a well-rounded aroma. The taste expands these hops with heavy peach tones and a profoundly bitter bite. There is some malt sweetness to stand this beer up, and Rampant’s finish is bone-dry.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark gold color with nice clarity. The head is a nice-looking three finger offwhite shade. It has a good frothiness to it, and also retains very well. Plenty of lacing is left on the glass. S: I half-imagined this would be similar to a bigger version of Ranger, and the herbal hop tones mixed with biscuity yeast told me I was right. There’s something not entirely right sitting with me aromatically that I can’t put my finger on, so I’m docking points. T: I don’t like how the biscuity flavors interact with the hop profile; it almost creates a vague ammonia-esque flavor. Anyways, this unpleasant flavor fades away right before the middle of the brew, being supplanted with light piny qualities, a touch of citrus, and caramel malt. At first, I’m not enthused by the opening flavors, but they do fade away leaving a reasonable but unassuming DIPA. M: Dry and crisp. The finish washes away some of the less pleasant notes well, which helps inspire additional drinkability. This is probably the best feature. O: I was expecting an imperialized Ranger, and I got an imperialized Ranger...for better or worse. Like Ranger, I could see this one being significantly better on tap. The dry, easy drinking nature does an okay job of covering up its flaws, but there are still far superior options out there that you should pick up instead - and not even its price point can sway me otherwise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (793) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
12 oz bottle into glass. Pours a kind of flat, uninteresting looking golden straw color with a slightly fizzy, white head. Floral pine, grapefruit, solid malt sweetness and a pleasant, bitter-but-not-overpowering dry finish. Medium body, medium stickiness. Seems "lighter" for 8.5%. Surprisingly good for New Belgium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1386) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a fair head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit with bit of malt sweetness and grain. Taste of pine, citrus, malt sweetness and grain. Nice bitterness and a bit of lingering pine. Medium body, crisp and well balanced. Nice beer for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swanmann (589) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 15, 2014
From the bottle: nice clarity, it’s light orange with a slight green hue. inch and a half of of white, slightly green/ tan tinted. aroma is a definite hop bomb; orange, grapefruit, pine. slightly syrupy, flavor of molasses, some aspirin bitterness, grapefruit rind. The abv is pretty well hidden. It’s a delicious IIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Troupis (37) - - JUL 15, 2014
Lacks a floral or hoppy aroma but packs a bitter, floral, and fruity finish. From the tongue to the finish a strong bitterness. Impressed with the punch of bitterness - it's a palate ruining IBU finish. Bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinotwinelover (18) - USA - JUL 11, 2014
As I drink more and more of these high alchohol beers, I break them down this way. Is it true to the style and does the alcohol overwhelm the beer. In this case true to style and alcohol in integrated well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (611) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2014
This golden beer has a pine aroma. It has a very strong bite upfront and mellows with some sweetness like peaches. It leaves you with a pleasing aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bookseeb (110) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Appearance has a light golden yellow color supporting a healthy head leaving fair lace. Smell of resiny hops with a sweet malt aroma. Taste as with the aroma has a nice resiny grapefruit hoppiness supported by a sweet backbone of malt. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (265) - - JUL 2, 2014
Pretty good. Got a six-pack of bottles. On the pale side, but plenty of hoppy flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (127) - Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Citrus aroma and malt. Good head golden and clear. Malty, light bitterness. Good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matty (175) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a copper/gold color with a 1/2" off white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is citrus with some pine in the background. The taste carries the citrus notes along with a bit of malt. Finish is dry, alcohol hidden. Good entry! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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